|Specification of the Mitsumi
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, CD-I,
CD-Text, CD+G, CD-Extra, Video CD
|Read/write support in Raw-mode
||RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-DAO Write Simulation - supported
CD+G RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-SAO - supported
RAW-SAO Write Simulation - supported
|Average access time
||1x, 2x, 4x, 8X
||32x max (4800 KBytes/s)
|Price as tested
The drive ships in an OEM package.
In the course of testing we found out one bug:
the recorder gave out the ATIP not always correctly. For example,
it recognized a normal CD-R Mirex CR-4805TE as a 263-MB one. The
Plextor 124Si, which was installed in the same computer together
with the Mitsumi, gave out correct data all the time.
The recorder is very light as compared, for example,
with Plextor 124Tsi, TDK CyClone 16/10/40 or TEAC W54.
The model works relatively quiet, although you
may feel some discomfort in case of intensive utilization of the
drive for reading operations. The drive doesn't heat strong. Badly
balanced discs can patter from time to time. Nevertheless, the recorder
hasn't damaged any discs during the tests.
In appearance the 4805 model doesn't differ much
from the previous 4804, except a gray color of a tray open button.
In all other respects nothing has changed: a headphones jack, a
mechanical volume control, a tray open button and a 3-color indicator
of the drive's operation. The disc can be now installed in a vertical
position, unlike its predecessor.
On the rear panel you can find a digital output.
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